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Second Chance Act (SCA)

Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program

This program supports state, local, and tribal governments, as well as community-based nonprofit organization efforts to establish or expand cross-system approaches to reduce the risk of crisis and improve reentry and recovery outcomes for people reentering the community from correctional facilities (e.g., jails, prisons, juvenile detention) with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders.

Community-based Reentry Incubator Initiative

This program builds programmatic, financial, and organizational capacity in community-based organizations and faith-based institutions to provide sustainable and transitional services to people leaving incarceration.

Community-based Reentry Program

This program supplies funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and tribal governments to provide comprehensive reentry services to individuals who have been incarcerated.

Second Chance Act Programs

BJA’s suite of Second Chance Act programs support state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from incarceration.